A new subspecies of bird discovered at Koshi Tappu in Nepal

The bird was first recorded by Ornithologist and Chairman of Nepal Rare Birds Committee (NRBC) Mr Suchit Basnet and Mr Badri Chaudhary on 1 April 2005 at Koshi Tappu. The bird was identified as Rufous-vented Prinia bringing Nepal’s total bird list to 862 species. The bird is known as Prinia burnesii to scientific community. The new taxon from Nepal is referred to as Nepal Rufous-vented Prinia Prinia burnesii nipalensis.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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